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Learning the Command Line - File Permissions

Ever have a file you can’t do anything with? Can’t change it, can’t delete it, can’t even look at it? We’re going to find out why. FreeBSD, and by extension, OS X (which is loosely based on FreeBSD), uses file permissions. This lets the system control access to files and directories by different users. Would you want another user looking at your files? Of course not. Permissions determine who can access any file or directory and whether it can be edited or deleted. There are three types of access for …Read More →



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